400,000 e-vouchers fly back to FISP
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By STEVEN ZANDE –
ABOUT 400,000 e-voucher system beneficiary farmers will this farming season be reverted to the conventional Farmer Input Support Programme (FISP) to enable Government resolve challenges associated with E-voucher administration, Agriculture Minister Michael Katambo has announced.
Mr Katambo said Government suspended 40 per cent of the 109 districts where e-voucher was administered so that authorities could resolve problems facing management of farming inputs under the system.
He said e-voucher had faced challenges, including farmers losing the cards, forgetting their pin numbers, lack of network access in some areas while some service providers had been overwhelmed by the farmers’ load on their system, leading to delays in farm input delivery.

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